Higher Education Partnerships Guide (PDF)
This brochure contains information about all of the MCPS and higher education partnerships available for non-certified teachers, support staff, teachers, and administrators.
Johns Hopkins University/MCPS Partnership Ė Masterís Degree in Special Education
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in collaboration with MCPS through the Office of Human Resources and Development seek candidates for the SETIT (Special Education Teacher Immersion Training) program that leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree and Generic Certification in Special Education, grades 1 through 12. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree. Participants will work for MCPS as special education paraeducators. Current MCPS paraeducators are encouraged to apply. MCPS tuition reimbursement will be available to qualified MCPS employees.
Information meetings to explain the program and other JHU programs of study will be held every second Tuesday of each month. In September and November meetings will be held at Montgomery County Public Schools, Department of Certification and Continuing Education, 45 W. Gude Drive, Elm Rm., Rockville, MD from 3-5pm. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, please register on PDO. In October and December the meetings will be held at JHU Montgomery County Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD from 3:00-5:00 pm. The room number will be posted in the main lobby of the JHU A&R building. Interested persons unable to attend should email Dr. Laurie deBettencourt for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or go to the following link: http://education.jhu.edu/Academics/masters/mss/part/montgomery
or contact Dr. Brenda Delany Brenda_K_Delany@mcpsmd.org, MCPS Instructional Specialist, Department of Certification and Continuing Education, 301-315-7384
Application Deadline for next cohort (2014 Fall Start) has been extended until February 1, 2014.
There will be an open house on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (snow day is January 8, 2014), meetings will be held at JHU Montgomery County Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Program Focus: The M.Ed. in Human Development is a 30-credit, 5-semester program focusing on the translation of theory and research on achievement motivation, and adolescent social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development as it influences motivation to achieve and school adjustment at the secondary level. This program includes a six-credit, MSDE approved Secondary Reading certification Course. The program is run as a cohort model with a new cohort beginning each fall. Courses are primarily held at the Universities of Shady Grove campus in Rockville. All on-campus fees are waived for this program.
Length of Program: 2 years (30 credit hours). Upon Successful Completion of the Program: Eligible for a masterís degree in education in human development
Interest meetings to learn more about this program will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM (USG Bldg. 3, Room 2206); Tuesday, February 18, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM; Wednesday, March 26, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM; Tuesday, April 29, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM; Wednesday, May 21, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM at the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove in Rockville. Sign up on PDO for this meeting. Locations for the February, March, April, and May interest meetings will be announced in the near future.
Web site: http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/academic/degreeListings/MastersEd-MCPS.pdf
Contact: Dr. Ann A. Battle, Program Director, at email@example.com, or Ms. Eileen Kramer, Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org (301-405-8714) for further information and/or application instructions. The MCPS contact is Dr. Brenda Delany, 301-315-7384.
University of Maryland - Master's in Special Education Degree
NEW Full Tuition Fellowship
OUTREACH Masterís of Education
The University of Maryland is pleased to announce a new Masterís in Special Education Degree program which will include a fellowship (free) covering full tuition for the cohort of 16 participants. This two year, 36 credit hour Masterís degree (M.Ed.) is designed for teachers who hold current certification in Special Education. Classes will begin Spring 2014. This program has a focus on students with autism spectrum disorders and includes an endorsement in Severe Disabilities. Classes for this graduate program will be held in western Montgomery County and possibly other western Maryland counties. Scholars take their classes in the early evening after school. The program has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant (OSEP GRANT: H325K130411) which will make it possible for admitted students to be eligible for a fellowship covering the cost of graduate tuition and fees (Please understand that there is a ďService ObligationĒ attached by Congress.) Scholars who receive federal funding from the University of Maryland for graduate study are required to provide work related to training for a period of two years for every year of funding or replay the cost of the assistance. All applicants should review federal requirements available at: https://serviceobligations.ed.gov/scholars/.
For more information on the M.Ed. program: http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/academics/degree_programs/ (Under Masters Programs click on Master's Degree in Special Education with Certification in Severe Disabilities and A Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers, Professionals, and Professional Staff - Shady Grove, MD.)
Questions regarding the UMD Masterís in Special Education, please contact Agnesanne J. Danehey, Ph.D. at 301-938-7386 or email@example.com. MCPS contact is Dr. Brenda Delany at 301.315.7384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information sessions will be held at the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), 4 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD on December 10th at 3:30 p.m. and December 12th at 4:30 p.m. Kindly register on PDO to attend the information sessions. Please note that you do not have to attend the information sessions to apply for this M.Ed. UMD will admit to the degree program until the cohort is filled.
Towson University Offers Master's in Special Education (M.A.T.)
The Department of Special Education at Towson University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program at the Universities at Shady Grove for candidates who currently hold a bachelorís degree in an area other than education. This partnership offers paraeducators a graduate degree that will lead to certification in special education at the infant/primary, elementary, or secondary level. The program is a three-year program with classes offered during the fall and spring semesters. Current paraeducators are encouraged to apply. Students are allowed to complete internships within their job placements. An interest meeting will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, and Thursday, Janurary 23, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Building III, room #3219.
Interest meetings will also be held on the following dates: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Thursday, March 27, 2014, and Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove, room numbers TBD.
Please register for this meeting on PDO.
If you have questions or need further information, please call Dr. Suzanne Speicher (Towson) at email@example.com or 301-738-6326, or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
Washington Adventist University/MCPS Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education
This two year partnership is for those MCPS employees with at least 60 credits or an Associate of Arts degree. Successful completion of the program results in a bachelor's degree with Maryland teacher certification in elementary and special education. Participants in the program will work as a paid paraeducator in MCPS. Classes for this program are offered in the evenings at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. The next Cohort will begin Fall 2015.
Information meetings will be held at 45 W. Gude Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 in the Aspen Room (1C-19) at 4:00 - 5:00 PM on the following dates:
November 19, 2013, CANCELED
December 3, 2013
January 21, 2014
May 20, 2014
Additional information meetings are scheduled at Washington Adventist University 7600 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, Maryland 20912 in Wilkinson Hall (2nd Floor, Columbia Room). The meetings will be held at 4:00 - 5:00 PM on the following dates:
December 17, 2013
April 22, 2014
Applications to the program will be provided at this time.
Register for the interest meeting on PDO.
Call Brenda Delany (MCPS) @ 301-315-7384 or contact Natalie Thomas (WAU - on MCPS Outlook) for further information.
MCPS/UMCP Master's Degree Partnership in Elementary STEM Education - Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2013
Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development and University of Maryland College Park are offering the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Elementary STEM Education.
This is a 3-year masterís program that has been designed to reflect the STEM Standards of practice released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework to support their knowledge, abilities, and dispositions to engage in science, engineering, mathematics, and technological inquiry. Additionally, the program will foster the teachersí analyses of topics and issues on pedagogical practices, policies that support effective teaching, and reflection on both their own teaching and studentsí learning for decision-making and leadership roles in schools.
All courses are offered at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove, located in Rockville, Maryland. Class sessions are held once a week in the evenings (except for the summer session) and coursework is offered at a reduced rate.
In order to apply for our program, you must first apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/application_process.html
Find an application guide packet in our website http://ter.ps/1sy Once you complete your application, please let the Department of Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership know by contacting Amy Green in the College of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301)-405-0886.
For more information about the program, including information on how to complete the application, visit UM, Center for Mathematics Education Outreach website http://ter.ps/1sy or contact Amy Green, University of Maryland at email@example.com, 301-405-0886 or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
For questions about the application process to the Graduate School please contact Joy Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-405-3118.
MCPS/McDaniel College Partnership in Administration and Supervision
Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development and McDaniel College are offering the opportunity to earn your Master's Degree and/or Administrator I Endorsement. All courses will be offered in Montgomery County. Coursework is offered at a reduced tuition rate.
For more information contact Nick Urick, McDaniel College at email@example.com or Dr. Brenda Delany(MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
CITE - Master's Degree in Elementary Education
The University of Maryland at College Park and the Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development are seeking candidates for the Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE) program beginning late August 2014. CITE is an 18-month program that runs for five consecutive semesters. Successful completion of this program will result in a masterís degree in elementary education and Maryland certification in grades one through six.
Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor's degree and during the program work in MCPS as a paraeducator. As in previous years, emphasis will be placed on recruiting a culturally and racially diverse group of participants who will receive consideration for teaching positions in MCPS upon successful completion of the CITE program.
For additional information about the program contact Dr. Brenda Delany at 301-315-7384.
Interest Meeting Ė Hood College/MCPS Partnership in Educational Leadership (posted 8/26/13)
Hood College and MCPS, through the Office of Human Resources and Development, will offer the Educational Leadership Program. The partnership offers a 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership program or an 18-credit Certification Preparation program for those who already hold a masterís degree in a related educational field. The program is open to certified teachers who will have three or more years of teaching experience by the time of program completion.
An interest meeting will be held at the MCPS Center for Skillful Teaching/Festival Shopping Center, 283 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 4:30 Ė 6:00 p.m.
Please R.S.V.P for the event at www.hood.edu/gradevents
For further information contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384 or Dr. Joan Carroll (Hood College) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCPS/Montgomery College Offer Teacher Certification
Montgomery College (MC) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) through the Office of Human Resources and Development partner to offer an innovative teacher preparation program for talented individuals who wish to become teachers in MCPS secondary schools. The competitive program is designed to address Marylandís teacher shortage in high need areas such as Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Spanish. Recruiting areas vary from year to year, and will usually be announced around July 1. Potential candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and be able to document expertise in the selected teaching field.
For more information contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) or the ACET Program Staff Assistant, School of Education, phone: 240-567-4061, email email@example.com or see the website, http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/acet/acet.html.
Brenda Delany, Ed.D.
Montgomery County Public Schools,
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300
Rockville, MD 20850